His Excellency the Governor and Lady Galway attended the lecture on 'The Euro- pean War' delivered at the Town Hall by Professor Henderson on Wednesday even-
ing. Congratulations will be accorded Mr. Thomas Goode, father of the Commissioner of Crown Lands (Hon. C. Goode), upon the celebration to-day of the eightieth anni- versary of his birth. Hale and hearty, en- joying to the full a vigorous old age, Mr. Goode is a typical example of tho men who have helped to build up the pastoral industry. He was born at Pigeon House Farm, Kyre Magna, Worcestershire, in 1835, and spent his boyhood in his native district. He subsequently removed to Fel- ton Court, the home of has uncle. Mr. Mat- thew Goode, who was a successful breeder of Hereford cattle, and, after remaining there for two years, left in 1857, at the age of 22 years, for South Australia with his two brothers— Messrs. H. A. W. and B. P. Goode— in the sailing vessel Hope. Mr. Goode's first engagement was with Messrs. Scott, James, & Co., proprietors of Canowie Station. That post began a 43 years' asso ciation with the wen-known run. In 1864 he was appointed to the position of mana- ger, and in spite of many changes of owner- ship, the estate under his care became one of the most thoroughly equipped and suc- cessful properties of its kind an the State. In 1891 further changes took place at Canowie, and Mr. Goode accepted the position of general manager for the late Mr. J. H. Angas. The Hill River Estate was the base of his operations. In 1903
Mr. Goode took charge of the Petherton Estate, which position he occupied for about four years. Then the estate was sold to the Government for closer settle- ment, and Mr. Goode entered into partner- ship with his two sons— Mr. Albert Powell Goode and Mr. Clarence Goode — purchased the Mintadloo property in 1906, and greatiy improved it. Mr. Goode's genial tempera- ment has won him many friends, by whom he is highly esteemed. At a special congregaion held at the Ade laide University on Wednesdny to confer degrees on students who have accepted for active service with the Australian Expedi tionary Forces, the Chancellor (Sir Samuel Way) referred to the presence of Mr. S. Talbot Smith, M.A.. LL.B.. a member of +.Tjp council. He said Wiat Mr. Smith wa* the son of a man Whom the community de lighted to honour. Sir Edwin Smith was one of the grand old men of South Aus tralia. Every memlber of the council would agree that Mr. Smith did, .much 'aluable work for the University in an un obtrusive way. Proud as he (the Chan cellor) was of his position at the Univer sity, he would have been the proudest of «11 if he could have -been in the position of Mr. Talbot Smith, two of whose sons were riskinz their lives for their country ti going to the front. It was the sincere wish of al! that such fine eons wonld re turn safe and' sound to rejoin their worthy father. Our Melbourne correspondent^ tele jrraphod on Wednesday:— Mr. Norman Hodges, son of Mr. Justice Hodges, was married to-day to Miss Vanda Clarlco, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. T. Clarke, of Winmarleigh. Toorak, nnd Mount Schanck Station, South Australia. The ceremony was performed by Dean Godb- at St. John's Church, Toorak, which wo3 beautifully decorated with palm3 and white flowers. The service was fully choral, i The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a graceful wjldine gown of wh'Pte tulle and silver lace, with a long train of silver brocade and a pearl embroidered tulle veil. His Excollencv the Governor and Lady Stanley and their children were present at the church, and afterwards attended the wedding reception at Winmarleigh, where His Excellenov pro posed the health of the bride and bride groom. Mr- and Mrs. Norman Hodge? left during the afternoon for Mount Macedon. Mr. George Brook-man will to-day cele brate thp sixty-third anniversary of his birth. He is a native of Glacgoty, Scot land, and came to South Australia with his father (Mr. Benjamin Brookman) and members of the family in 1853. After hav ing been educated at the school of Mr. James Bath, he entered upon a commercial career, and some yeans later established himself in business in the metropolis as a stock and sharebroker and financial agent. In 1890 he became a member of the Stock Exchange, and largely interested himeelf in the development of the Western Aus tralian goldfields. Mr. Brookman orga nized the original syndicate, consisting of 15 membera, which in 1893 discovered the famous Kalgoorlie group' of mines, known' throughout the ivorld a3 the Golden Mile. Although he lias retired from active busi ness lite, he still takes an ardent interest in everything pertaining to the progress oi the mining industry, and is identified
?with many public institutions jn Adelaide. In 1896 he erected the handsome pile of buildings in Grenfell street which bears li-is name. He gave £15,000 to found tnc School of Mines, and he has made dona tions to the National Art Gallery and other institutions. He has also rendered personal service to t'he Adelaide Hospital, the Council of the Adelaide University, the Public Library, Art Gallery, and Museum, and the Children's Hospital, and is a director of a number of companies. In 1901 Mr. Brookman was returned as a member for the Central District of the Legislative OouncD, and was re-elected the following year. He is highly esteemed, and all who know him will join in felicita tion in connection with his birthday. Capt. H. Petre, who will command the Commonwealth Aviation Corps in India, kfc Melbourne on Wednesday iy the Orontes. The Viee-Chancellor of the University (Dr. W. Barlow, C.M.G.), who has been in indifferent health for some weeks, i-s confined to his bed. Mr. W. W. Forwood (President of the Associated Chambers of 'Manufactures of the Commonwealth) left for Melbourne by the express on Wedne.-?day to attend a meeting in the Victorian capital on Mon day in connection with tariff matters. Mr. E. G. Warren, who wae for seven years evangelist of fhe Church of Christ in Kadina, was on Good Friday elected Preei dent of the Churches of Christ Conference in Western Australia. Mr. Green, M.P. (President of the South Australian branch of the Government Rail way and Tramway Employes' Union Asso ciation) left for Melbourne by the express on Wednesday to attend a meeting of the federal executive, which will be held to day. Mr. Howard T. WhStble is now convales cent after having undergone an operation for appendicitis in a North Adelaide pri vate hospital. The eldest eon of. the Archbishop of Armagh, Mjr. Barton Cfoaer, of the Royal Artillery, has been for some time in the fighting line, with his regiment; and Lieut. John D'Arcy, of the Royal Horse Artillery, only eon of the Bishop of Down, has been similarly engaged, but is now at home re covering from very severe wounds received some weeks ago. Several members of Continental Royal amilies are now in England. The Grand )uches3 George MichaQovitch (Princess ilarie of Greece), her two daughters, the 'rinoteeee Nina and Xenia, aad hor coujin, 'rinsesd Margaret of Denmark (enys Truth) are staying at Harrogate. The, aTand Duke George jc at the iron*, in Po land. The Grand Duchess George has been orif/dHtly at Harrogaite since tlie end oi uly, and it is probable that :n the «pnn2 rfhe^wfll spentl a few weeks Tvrth her daugh terfl'at ane^of ^he;.soj^em:^aterih«-placefl —possibly. -Sidmouih'sor ''Targuay^poth of which pWces were favoured' bf'n''!6rma: generation .6f Jhe'Ruasian* ImperM 'family, ^he; GTand Duchess ' Helena* wife of '?'he Grand,.. Duke Michel PavJavifcch.,, nnd ihe. ^eiia of ief ?brotheHri-law.'' the'Emperor Nicholas'!.; made a long stay at Sidmouth luring one of her vieita ta England
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